45 (yes, forty-five) respondents to our survey about bullying at UoN had attempted or considered suicide. We do know of at least one attempted suicide on the university campus. 62% of the 195 survey respondents also reported sleep problems and 56% reported suffering from depression. It is well known that Charlotte Dawson suffered from bouts of depression.
The suicide of Charlotte Dawson is a tragedy. Any suicide is a tragedy and an overwhelming loss. That people are pushed that far, whether by cyber-bulllying or workplace bullying, is a crime. This is why we continue to fight against the entrenched bullying culture and cover-up at the University of Newcastle.